[arch-dev-public] Clean up the base group
thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Feb 26 07:31:36 EST 2010
Am 26.02.2010 10:28, schrieb Allan McRae:
> I mentioned this several months ago and got no response so I will post
> again. If there are no objections in 48 hours, the rebuilds will start
> hitting [testing].
> FS#12890 suggests cleaning some of the packages from the base group.
> The goals are to remove old packages that are really no longer needed
> (e.g. cpio) and packages that are only needed as dependencies for other
> packages and would not be installed otherwise (e.g. libfetch). That
> will clean up the package selection list for the base group in the
> Here is the list of what I will do:
> It splits the packages in the base group into those staying in base;
> those removed from base but staying in [core]; those removed from
> [core]. Packages marked with (???) mean I am not sure what category to
> put them in. If there are no comments, I will be playing it safe with
We don't need rp-pppoe in base (IMO not even in core, but others disagree).
We should also remove wpa_supplicant from base. My plans were to create
a new "base-networking" and "base-wireless" group. The base-wireless
group would (among others) cover wpa_supplicant.
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